Climate – Ethiopia – Statement by Laurent Fabius

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development and COP21 President (June 11, 2015)

I welcome the publication by Ethiopia of its contribution to COP21, the third contribution from an African country and the first from a member of the group of least developed countries.

Subject to adequate funding, this contribution notably sets a target for limiting Ethiopia’s net greenhouse gas emissions to 145 million tons of CO2 equivalent or lower by 2030, a reduction of 64% compared to the expected trend with unchanged policies. This goal reflects Ethiopia’s determination to become a carbon-neutral economy over the long term.

I also welcome the fact that this contribution includes adaptation measures aimed at reducing the vulnerability of the Ethiopian people and economy to the impacts of climate disruption.

Dernière modification : 23/09/2015

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